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Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill 3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We had the Saturday specials, prime rib and BBQ ribs, and couldn't have been more pleased with the quality, taste, relaxing atmosphere, and prices. The...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.7
Rodneys Kitchen 624 Sycamore St, Waterloo
Rodneys Kitchen
Soul Food • $$

Rodneys Kitchen

624 Sycamore St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Omg can't wait to go back. They ran outta greens so I'm going back not soon enough. Took a pic of this beautiful couple. Reminded me of NC. Have to...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.8
D & K Hickory House Restaurant 315 Park Rd, Waterloo
D & K Hickory House Restaurant
American • $$

D & K Hickory House Restaurant

315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

There ribs where some of the best I've ever had & there sides to go with it were prefect to go with them also the age group is perfect feels...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.7
Morg's 520 Mulberry St, Waterloo
Morg's
Brunch • $

Morg's

520 Mulberry St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Love the atmosphere! Everyone is always friendly and food is never a let down. It's a small place so expect a wait on a busy weekend morning but you...

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  • Superb208 Reviews4.6
Basal Pizza 225 W 4th St, Waterloo
Basal Pizza
Pizza • $$

Basal Pizza

225 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Running some Friday night errands and stopped by to enjoy some pizza.Atmosphere, appetizers, service, and the pizza were all delicious.I love supporting small...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.7
Geno's Pizza 2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo
Geno's Pizza
Pizza

Geno's Pizza

2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo, IA 50702

Best pizza in the mid west and I can personally vouch I'm from Philly hands done top quality service and taste and if you disagree I'll knock you out...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.8
Chick-fil-A 1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

The employees at this Chick-fil-A made me give them 4stars...they were great. Now the food isn't what I thought it would be and my sandwich seemed old....

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.6
Three Amigos Family Restaurant 2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Three Amigos Family Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Three Amigos Family Restaurant

2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

I'm from out of town and stumbled upon this restaurant based off Yelp reviews. All the GOOD reviews did not lie! The food here is amazing! I had the trio...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.6
Golden China 106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo
Golden China
Chinese

Golden China

106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Pretty sure this used to be a buffet but Covid killed that. It was strictly order off the menu. Selection for lunch is fairly limited with old favorites and...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.7
Cedar Valley Fish Market 218 Division St, Waterloo
Cedar Valley Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Cedar Valley Fish Market

218 Division St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Loved the food. Large menu with items you don't usually see a lot of places like perch, swordfish and frog legs. Can't wait to come here again and...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.6
Taqueria Los Reyes 403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo
Taqueria Los Reyes
Mexican

Taqueria Los Reyes

403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50703

Great family run place for delicious street tacos. I always want to try something new and different but I always get the tacos. If you have a large group they...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.6
Big Head Burger 324 W 4th St, Waterloo
Big Head Burger
Burgers

Big Head Burger

324 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Big Head Burger is AMAZING and consistent. Been several times and each time is just as good! It's been said in many other reviews...its not fancy,...

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  • Superb51 Reviews4.9
Jassie's Bar & Grill 1905 Commercial St, Waterloo
Jassie's Bar & Grill
Breakfast

Jassie's Bar & Grill

1905 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50702

A true old school diner. While very clean out would be easy to form a negative opium from the furnishings. Then your food comes and holy mother of taste buds-...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.6
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill 441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill
Mexican • $$

Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill

441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo, IA 50701

We were looking for somewhere to eat while in Waterloo/Cedar Falls for the state bowling tournament. We were told that this was the best mexican restaurant in...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.4
Mersim's | Bosnian + American Restaurant 126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite A, Waterloo
Mersim's | Bosnian + American Restaurant
Modern European

Mersim's | Bosnian + American Restaurant

126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite A, Waterloo, IA 50702

Wow! Absolutely wonderful. Brought my mother down from Minnesota and we went there for lunch. As we are of Croatian descent we opted for the sarma. Best we...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.8
Your Pie Pizza 126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo
Your Pie Pizza
Pizza • $$

Your Pie Pizza

126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50701

First time we've eaten here. Pizza was good and liked being able to choose as many toppings you want. One of us had the Greek salad and kale was used. Not...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.4
Jameson's Public House 310 E 4th St, Waterloo
Jameson's Public House
Pubs • $

Jameson's Public House

310 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

We visit here alot. Tonight we ordered a Ruebin sandwich which was amazing. The waiter was very cordial. I love how clean it is & staff welcomes &...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.4
Lighthouse Lounge 1307 W 5th St, Waterloo
Lighthouse Lounge
Pizza • $

Lighthouse Lounge

1307 W 5th St, Waterloo, IA 50702

I give this place ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars! Great atmosphere great staff and Awsome pizza!! if your living in Waterloo, you gotta check this place...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.5
Sub City 3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Sub City
Sandwich Shop • $

Sub City

3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We both had the sub city special minus turkey and salami with everything on it especially cherry peppers. It was a perfect Italian style sub. The meat was...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.4
Highway 63 Diner 3030 Marnie Ave, Waterloo
Highway 63 Diner
Family • $$

Highway 63 Diner

3030 Marnie Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

We need more stars!! The food and staff was shamazing!!!Long post warning.... ?We live in CR and wanted to find a diner, drive in or dive, and boy, did we...

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  • Superb214 Reviews4.3
Flip's 921 Broadway St, Waterloo
Flip's
Chicken Wings

Flip's

921 Broadway St, Waterloo, IA 50703

AWESOME Food! Flips Chips were my favorite but I have to say the owners Homemade BBQ sauce on the Tips was EXCELLENT! If I'm ever back in that direction...

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  • Superb56 Reviews4.6
LongHorn Steakhouse 1425 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

1425 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Our experience was great from the moment we walked in the door. No waiting and our waiter Tayler was the best. He didn't lose anytime getting our drink...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.3
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill 2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $

Damon's Sports Bar & Grill

2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

If you're looking for a quaint little pub style sports bar this is a great place to try. Friendly and helpful staff make you feel like a regular, even if...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.4
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2046 Sovia Dr, Waterloo
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
New American • $

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2046 Sovia Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Usually have really good service. Today they didn't give us dipping sauce for chicken tenders. One of the hamburgers was not supposed to have onions on it...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.3
Park Road Inn 306 Park Rd, Waterloo
Park Road Inn
Sports Bar

Park Road Inn

306 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

Been going here off and on to this bar since 1982, The current owner and barkeeps are the best there as ever been here. Drinks are reasonable and if a causal...

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  • Superb36 Reviews4.8
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo 1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo
American

Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo

1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

One of my favorite places to eat in town. Food tastes great and fresh and you don’t feel terrible afterwards. Love the atmosphere and how clean the...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.6
Steamboat Gardens 1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Steamboat Gardens
Bar & Grill • $

Steamboat Gardens

1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Sorry that I didn't take a picture of the food. First let me say how friendly the staff was!! Which is always a PLUS in my book for starters!! Then no...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.3
Dad's Pub 1106 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
Dad's Pub
Sports Bar

Dad's Pub

1106 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702

Thanks to Jordan & Christyn Headington for keeping the beer cold & the drinks flowing. They were very busy but they never faltered. Top notch service....

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.7
El Patron Family Mexican Waterloo 301 E 4th St, Waterloo
El Patron Family Mexican Waterloo
Mexican

El Patron Family Mexican Waterloo

301 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

I haven't written a review on Yelp for years but this little gem in Waterloo deserves some love. Friendly and good service and authenticly great food,...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.3
Broken Record 315 W 4th St, Waterloo
Broken Record
Dive Bar • $

Broken Record

315 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Stopped into this bar while on a short road trip and had a fantastic time. Awesome bartenders, friendly people hanging out there, great music, fun vinyl record...

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  • Superb47 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in Waterloo
D & K Hickory House Restaurant 315 Park Rd, Waterloo
D & K Hickory House Restaurant
American • $$

D & K Hickory House Restaurant

315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

There ribs where some of the best I've ever had & there sides to go with it were prefect to go with them also the age group is perfect feels...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.7
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo 1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo
American

Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo

1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

One of my favorite places to eat in town. Food tastes great and fresh and you don’t feel terrible afterwards. Love the atmosphere and how clean the...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.6
Screaming Eagle American Bar and Grill 228 E 4th St, Waterloo
Screaming Eagle American Bar and Grill
American • $$

Screaming Eagle American Bar and Grill

228 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

It has a cool biker bar vibe...The decor was an upscale biker bar which was cool. The service was good. The menu had an ample selection. I had a beef dip type...

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  • Good187 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waterloo
Basal Pizza 225 W 4th St, Waterloo
Basal Pizza
Pizza • $$

Basal Pizza

225 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Running some Friday night errands and stopped by to enjoy some pizza.Atmosphere, appetizers, service, and the pizza were all delicious.I love supporting small...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.7
Geno's Pizza 2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo
Geno's Pizza
Pizza

Geno's Pizza

2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo, IA 50702

Best pizza in the mid west and I can personally vouch I'm from Philly hands done top quality service and taste and if you disagree I'll knock you out...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.8
Your Pie Pizza 126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo
Your Pie Pizza
Pizza • $$

Your Pie Pizza

126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50701

First time we've eaten here. Pizza was good and liked being able to choose as many toppings you want. One of us had the Greek salad and kale was used. Not...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waterloo
Three Amigos Family Restaurant 2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Three Amigos Family Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Three Amigos Family Restaurant

2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

I'm from out of town and stumbled upon this restaurant based off Yelp reviews. All the GOOD reviews did not lie! The food here is amazing! I had the trio...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.6
Taqueria Los Reyes 403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo
Taqueria Los Reyes
Mexican

Taqueria Los Reyes

403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50703

Great family run place for delicious street tacos. I always want to try something new and different but I always get the tacos. If you have a large group they...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.6
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill 441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill
Mexican • $$

Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill

441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo, IA 50701

We were looking for somewhere to eat while in Waterloo/Cedar Falls for the state bowling tournament. We were told that this was the best mexican restaurant in...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waterloo
Golden China 106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo
Golden China
Chinese

Golden China

106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Pretty sure this used to be a buffet but Covid killed that. It was strictly order off the menu. Selection for lunch is fairly limited with old favorites and...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.7
China Express 2060 Crossroads Blvd # 242, Waterloo
China Express
Chinese

China Express

2060 Crossroads Blvd # 242, Waterloo, IA 50702

I had not had food from here until my son brought some home one day. It was great. Since then, we have been ordering it often. Always a large portion and good...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.3
East China 2108 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
East China
Chinese

East China

2108 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

Plus one-half star to my four. Firstly, the food was very good--perhaps among some of the best take-out Chinese we have had (across several states). I felt...

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  • Good18 Reviews3.7

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Waterloo
Chick-fil-A 1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

The employees at this Chick-fil-A made me give them 4stars...they were great. Now the food isn't what I thought it would be and my sandwich seemed old....

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.6
Taco John's 1620 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
Taco John's
Fast Food • $

Taco John's

1620 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702

Since I was a young person, which is a long time ago, this Taco Johns location knocks it outta the park. Consistently offering best in class fast Mexican food...

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  • Good117 Reviews3.9
Burger king 2068 Logan Ave, Waterloo
Burger king
Fast Food

Burger king

2068 Logan Ave, Waterloo, IA 50703

Delicious one of my best experiences at a bk. Burn my mouth almost hot and fast. Other ones need to take notes I swear their food is always cold??or just so...

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  • Average3 Reviews2.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Waterloo
Cedar Valley Fish Market 218 Division St, Waterloo
Cedar Valley Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Cedar Valley Fish Market

218 Division St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Loved the food. Large menu with items you don't usually see a lot of places like perch, swordfish and frog legs. Can't wait to come here again and...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.6
Long John Silver's 2775 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo
Long John Silver's
Seafood

Long John Silver's

2775 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50702

I enjoy this LJS! My food is always fresh and delicious. Just this past time I went it was super greasy, like it went straight from the fryer into the box....

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  • Good77 Reviews3.9
Red Lobster 941 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo
Red Lobster
Seafood • $$

Red Lobster

941 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Red Lobster in Waterloo, IA. used to be a family favorite. Things have changed in the two years since COVID. The menu is smaller and the food quality is lower...

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  • Good203 Reviews3.8
Sub City 3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Sub City
Sandwich Shop • $

Sub City

3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We both had the sub city special minus turkey and salami with everything on it especially cherry peppers. It was a perfect Italian style sub. The meat was...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.4
Jimmy John's 703 Progress Ave, Waterloo
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

703 Progress Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Jimmy John's is good it's a good atmosphere it's fast it's freaky it's so fast that I would even dare to say that it's freaky...

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  • Superb48 Reviews4.3
Subway 1237 Ansborough Ave, Waterloo
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1237 Ansborough Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Food food, fresh ingredients. Good service. Not too long of a wait. Parking is weird and the roads leave something to be desired. But over all it was a good...

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  • Good70 Reviews4.1
Flip's 921 Broadway St, Waterloo
Flip's
Chicken Wings

Flip's

921 Broadway St, Waterloo, IA 50703

AWESOME Food! Flips Chips were my favorite but I have to say the owners Homemade BBQ sauce on the Tips was EXCELLENT! If I'm ever back in that direction...

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  • Superb56 Reviews4.6
Chucksters 801 E 4th St, Waterloo
Chucksters
Chicken

Chucksters

801 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Food is delicious. But the prices for the food is totally different when you go in from what it says on this site. The price for the food is not the price...

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  • Superb29 Reviews4.5
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 4015 Lowe's Blvd, Waterloo
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken • $

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

4015 Lowe's Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50701

We don't have a Popeyes near us. So, when we go out of town, we try to treat ourselves. The last couple of times I tried to go to Popeyes, (not this one)...

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  • Average156 Reviews2.9
Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill 3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We had the Saturday specials, prime rib and BBQ ribs, and couldn't have been more pleased with the quality, taste, relaxing atmosphere, and prices. The...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.7
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill 2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $

Damon's Sports Bar & Grill

2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

If you're looking for a quaint little pub style sports bar this is a great place to try. Friendly and helpful staff make you feel like a regular, even if...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.4
Steamboat Gardens 1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Steamboat Gardens
Bar & Grill • $

Steamboat Gardens

1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Sorry that I didn't take a picture of the food. First let me say how friendly the staff was!! Which is always a PLUS in my book for starters!! Then no...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.3
Park Road Inn 306 Park Rd, Waterloo
Park Road Inn
Sports Bar

Park Road Inn

306 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

Been going here off and on to this bar since 1982, The current owner and barkeeps are the best there as ever been here. Drinks are reasonable and if a causal...

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  • Superb36 Reviews4.8
Dad's Pub 1106 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
Dad's Pub
Sports Bar

Dad's Pub

1106 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702

Thanks to Jordan & Christyn Headington for keeping the beer cold & the drinks flowing. They were very busy but they never faltered. Top notch service....

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.7
Edo's Sports Bar 110 E 11th St, Waterloo
Edo's Sports Bar
Sports Bar

Edo's Sports Bar

110 E 11th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

This was our first time to try the restaurant. The food was great it was our first time to try Bosnian and our the owner and the rest of the staff were...

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  • Good28 Reviews4.2